Today's News

  • Sheep, goats might be the best way to go


  • 3-20-13 Public Record

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call (270) 692-2681 to schedule an appointment.
    New drivers as of Tuesday, March 12:
    Chase H. Lancaster
    Adrian H. Lobb
    Andrew L. Breeding
    Morgan M. Osbourn
    Cassidty J. Williams

    Prepaid fines
    Terri A. Spalding, 358 Burton Lane, Lebanon, failure to wear seat belts, $25 fine.

  • Lebanon man gets 10 years after violating probation

    Deandre Douglas, 20, of 371 S. Harrison Street in Lebanon was sentenced to 10 years in prison recently in Marion Circuit Court when his probation was revoked on a charge of third-degree assault.
    Douglas violated his probation by committing new crimes. He pled guilty to charges of first-degree promoting contraband, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than four grams of cocaine) and first-degree bail-jumping.
    His sentencing on those charges has been scheduled for April 25.

  • Employee’s lawsuit against school board dismissed

    A lawsuit filed against the Marion County Board of Education almost three and half years ago was dismissed March 7 by Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.
    The original complaint was filed in August of 2009 by Martha Spalding, a district employee. According to her complaint, Spalding started working for Marion County schools in 2000, noting that she was “duly certified” by the Education Professional Standards Board.

  • Track teams start season at Nelson County

    The Marion County High School track team opened its season March 12 by traveling to Nelson County, which was hosting its first track meet since 2000.  The girls team finished seventh overall with seven points, and the boys team finished sixth with 49 points.
     “I thought our kids did a great job in some adverse weather,” Marion County Coach Keith Brown said,   “The meet was the first one of the season and had a few glitches to work through, but our kids responded well. Hopefully by late April, we will be hitting the marks we need.”

  • Coyote season coming to Kentucky

    To start, congratulations to the MCHS girls basketball team on a great year … you were perfect!
    So what’s coming up? Well, for the hunters we have our spring turkey season. For our youth hunters, the season runs April 6-7. Everyone else can turkey hunt April 13 through May 5. Limit is one per day, two per season no matter how you take them. As an example: I plan on taking one bird with my shotgun and one with my crossbow … total of two.

  • The Game Plan, March 20

    March 21   

    Bethlehem at Knights Baseball

    Green County at Lady Knights Softball

    Track Meet at Green County

    Knights, Lady Knights Tennis at Adair County


    March 22

    Knights Baseball at Larue County

    Thomas Nelson and Nelson County at Knights, Lady Knights Tennis

    Lady Knights Softball at Casey County


    March 24

  • Lady Knights cap perfect season with state title

    The Marion County Lady Knights basketball team made history once again Saturday night.  
    This time, the Lady Knights won the championship game of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena and finished the season with a perfect 39-0 record.  
    This is the Lady Knights’ fourth straight state tournament appearance, and each year the team advanced further than the previous year. After falling in the final game last year, Marion County took down the Notre Dame Pandas, 52-36.

  • Dream Come True

    You ever have one of those dreams that you want so bad to come true that you can feel it? What about a dream that you had to wait four years to come true? Well, the Lady Knights have been waiting four long years for their dream to come true.
    Basketball fans in Marion County have been waiting for 20 years for their dreams to come true for another state basketball championship. In fact, today is the exact 20th anniversary of the Marion County Knights win at Rupp Arena over Dunbar to bring home the first state title in school history.  

  • Tourism director resigns

    Nicky Reynolds has resigned as the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. 

    Reynolds submitted her resignation March 18. Her last day in Lebanon will be April 12. She will be moving to Rutherford County, Tenn., where she will become the vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    Reynolds was hired in January of 2012, and she started working in Lebanon in Feb. 13, 2012. She came to Lebanon from the Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Convention and Visitors Bureau.